Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps and NZZ am Sonntag cartoonist, received for the second time the prestigious Thomas Nast Award, the equivalent of the Pulitzer for foreign cartoonists.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari has been released from Tehran’s Erin Prison. He had been arrested by government agents on November 16, 2015, at the offices at the reformist newspaper, Shahrvand.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
From The Washington Post.
After a Dutch journalist was arrested in Turkey this weekend for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the most-read newspaper in the Netherlands on Monday published a front-page editorial cartoon that shows Erdogan as an ape, apparently crushing Europe's free speech.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
From the TCAF website.
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival will take place May 14th and 15th in Toronto with over 400 cartoonists scheduled to attend from more than a dozen countries.
|Poster by Kate Beaton|
Celebrating the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga, TCAF offers a week of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, free two-day exhibition at Toronto Reference Library.
Monday, April 25, 2016
From Cartoonists Rights Network International.
Artist/Activist Atena Farghadani has had her 12-year, nine-month prison sentence reduced, CRNI Deputy-Director Nik Kowsar has learned.
|Cartoon by Fadi Abou Hassan, courtesy of FadiToOn|
Appeals Court No. 54 of the Province of Tehran has reduced the artist’s sentence to 18 months — which, by her lawyer’s calculation, means Atena Farghadani should be out of prison sometime in May.